MSNBC GOP Convention Coverage Plans…

The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Julie Washington, who appears to need to brush up on the currency of her Chris Jansing bio knowledge, has details of MSNBC’s convention coverage plans…

The Republican National Convention will be a homecoming for former WJW Channel 8 reporter Kelly O’Donnell, who will be part of the NBC news team reporting live from Quicken Loans Arena.

O’Donnell, a graduate of Villa Angela Academy, began her broadcast career at Channel 8 during the 1990s. During her years at NBC, O’Donnell has covered national stories from presidential campaigns to the Oklahoma City bombing, according to her NBC bio. She has been NBC’s Capitol Hill correspondent since 2007.

MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing, who is from Fairport Harbor, also will cover the convention for NBC News and MSNBC. Jansing, who joined NBC News in 1998, hosts the MSNBC weekday show “Jansing and Co.,” and has extensively covered past presidential campaigns, according to her MSNBC bio.

O’Donnell and Jansing will be among nearly 50 NBC News and MSNBC anchors and correspondents in the networks’ newsgathering operation during the convention, July 18-21 at The Q. NBC programming is seen locally on the affiliate station WKYC Channel 3.

The key broadcast will be NBC’s hourlong specials at 10 p.m. every night of the convention, when Lester Holt, Matt Laurer, Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd will sum up the day’s proceedings, according to an NBC news release.

The 10 p.m. specials will be streamed live on NBCNews.com.

Holt also anchors “NBC Nightly News” live from Cleveland starting Sunday, July 17. “Today” and “Meet the Press” will broadcast live from Cleveland with Holt, Laurer, Guthrie and Todd providing interviews and analysis.

NBC veteran Tom Brokaw, who has covered every presidential election since 1968, will provide analysis and insights on NBC and MSNBC.

Brian Williams and Rachel Maddow anchor MSNBC’s prime-time coverage, based in New York, with Chris Matthews live in Cleveland.

Other NBC and MSNBC personalities reporting from Cleveland include Peter Alexander, Gabe Gutierrez, Hallie Jackson, Cal Perry, Joy Reid and more.

Here are other highlights of coverage on NBC and MSNBC:

MSNBC will offer more than 20 hours of live reporting each day of the convention.

“Meet the Press” broadcasts live from Cleveland at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 17.

The “Today” show will feature live segments from Quicken Loans Arena during convention week. “Today” airs locally from 7 to 11 a.m. on Channel 3.

MSNBC daytime reports from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will come live from Cleveland. Evening coverage begins with “MTP Daily,” with Todd as host, at 5 p.m. each night of the convention.

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